One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A richly decorated curtain which hangs before the Holy Ark in a synagogue.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Jewish Encyclopedia. From post-biblical Hebrew pārōḵeṯ (plural pārōḵōṯ, pārōḵīyōṯ), lit. ‘that which shuts off’, use as noun of present participle of an otherwise unattested root cognate with Akkadian parāku to go across, bar.
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